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All The News That's Fit to Turn !  

Club Group Purchases and Store News:

Woodturners Aprons (or smocks if you like) are now available for ordering through the Store Page.  We are charging $30, including shipping fees.  We have built in a little excess on cost if we are charged an import tariff.  If not, and the excess is sufficient, we will plan to throw in a $3.00 INW patch with each smock ordered.   The smocks are from Australia and appear of excellent quality.  Once we close ordering (after the April meeting) it will still take a couple weeks to get them in and we would anticipate distribution at the May meeting.   See the Store and Dues page for other details and to order.

$25 discount for the AAW symposium is CLOSED OUT.  To attend AAW Portland, please use the AAW site to register.  We have a total of 23 of our members registered !  That is a great participation !!! 

CA glue orders are closed.  Distribution at the April meeting, otherwise by arrangement with Carl.

There was not enough interest expressed in purchase of a 55 gallon drum of walnut oil for club distribution.  We may try again in the early summer.  Likewise for a new order on a 55 gallon drum of Anchorseal.  The good news here is that the company now has a distribution center in Portland and shipping should cost less than out of Buffalo.

Member's Resource News:

We should be scheduling a woodcutting and distribution a bit further into spring.  So far we have some nice silver maple as well as some of last seasons black locust and elm.  We need some more material to make it worth having a day of it.  If you know of any hardwood trees available, let a Board member know.

A new article on VACUUM CHUCK SET UP is available on the Member's Resources page.

Special Demonstration:  Invited Guest Speaker:

April 21st starting at 9 am with Kristin Levier.  She is a highly regarded member of the AAW and a skilled wood artist.  We will be holding a day-long class session at Woodcraft, with a  $35 fee includes  light lunch and beverages.  Please pay via the website STORE AND DUES PAGE.  Attendance is limited to reasonable occupancy at the WoodCraft classroom.  First come, first serve.  When full the listing will be removed from the Store page.

Annual dues are due at the beginning of each New Year.     INW Dues are $30.00 per year (single or family). Go to the "Store and Dues" page to make your payment with a safe on line credit card payment.  

Need something?  Go to the Links page as it may have a great source for you listed, with many suppliers that our members have experience with.  If you have a recommendation to list, please let us know. 
AAW Announces the 2017 CHAPTER AWARDS

2017 AAW First Place Best Website Award

Webmaster: Frank Hutchison
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April 5th:  WoodCraft at 6:30PM.   Cal Hanson will present on segmented turning: planning, design,  saw work, glue up and turning.  Even if you have never done segmented work, this is well worth seeing !

 The  "3rd Saturday -- at Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  An INW members only event.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinators: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Always check this web site for any other announcements regarding Riverview sessions.   Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM start.   Bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece or tool, this is a good time to get help with it.  Next session April 21 st.  Currently open turning and help with technique and special projects.  Specific project to be determined.

Note that all our events, including regular meetings, conform to AAW minimum age requirement of 10 years of age and older.  All minors should have a parent or guardian in attendance with them.

1st Saturday with Virginia and Bob Weaver:  ON HOLD FOR NOW.  A NON-INW event.  These sessions are held by Bob and Virginia at their Post Falls, ID shop.  We will let you know when these sessions will resume.20130207_202259 Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM at Frankie Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

TREASURER'S MESSAGES:  Annual dues are due at the beginning of each New Year.     INW Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year (single or family).  All student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation !   PLEASE PLAN TO PAY YOUR 2018 DUES .  Go to the"Store and Dues" Page to pay by credit card for dues.  There is also an "item" for donation, in which you can donate in MULTIPLES of a minimum of $10.00 amounts. Dues and donations are a way we can continue to provide and increase YOUR clubs services and quality !  All donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt can be provided if needed.  You will see WPY*WePay as the recipient of the payment on your credit card reports.

Turning of the Month: If you have a picture of one of your pieces that you would like to submit for consideration as Turning of the Month, please send it on to inwwoodturners@gmail.com.  We will try to change these out at least monthly.

Fantastic bottom finish to a well designed and and executed platter by Damon. Great photograph too !



OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and start to fill in some information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.  To date there are very few completed profiles and even fewer avatars, let alone galleries of pictures of completed turnings.  These are easy completions and will not take much of your time.  If you mess anything up, we can easily rebuild your empty profile !  Take a plunge and get-r-done !

NAME TAGS:  Newly joined members should have their name tag on the name tag apron at the next meeting. email  cjboden@earthlink.net  for replacement or missing tags..

Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

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